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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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“Nuclear popcorn” study gives insights into strong nuclear force
A study published recently in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review C reveals new findings about the strong nuclear force, the mysterious fundamental force that holds together the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus. Experiments conducted at Argonne National Laboratory have shown how the round, heavy nuclei of the nickel-64 isotope (containing 28 protons and 36 neutrons, making it the heaviest stable Ni isotope) changed into one of two shapes—either like a doorknob or a football—depending on the amount of energy exerted on it. A summary of the research on the Phys.org website compares the nuclei shape change to popcorn kernels changing shape when heated in a microwave.
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Session Chair: Troy Munro
Session Chair: Dan Carleton
Session Organizers: Chris Breed, Matt Wargon
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Session Chair: Kelsey Aumundson
Session Chairs: Patrick Snouffer, Kelsey Aumundson
Session Chairs: Patrick Snouffer, Kelsey Amundson
Session Chairs: Matt Jasica, Ishita Trivedi
Session Chair: Kelsey Amundson
Session Chairs: Julie McCallum, Matt Crozat
Session Chair: Matt Jasica
Session Chairs: Steve Amundson, Jenae Armstrong, Sarah Laderman, Bridget Carter
Session Chair: Julie McCallum|Alternate Chair: Harsh Desai
Session Chair: Will Searight|Alternate Chair: Julie McCallum
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Session Chairs: Jillian Newmyer, Evan Gonzalez
Session Chair: Miriam Kreher
Session Chairs: Kelsey Amundson, Patrick Snouffer